Date: July 2009
The undergoing of surgery for disease to the aorta with excision and surgical replacement of a portion of the diseased aorta with a graft.
The term aorta includes the thoracic and abdominal aorta but not its branches.
The undergoing of surgery for traumatic injury to the aorta needing excision and surgical replacement of a portion of the aorta with a graft is also covered.
For the above definition, the following are not covered:
- any other surgical procedure, for example, the insertion of stents or endovascular repair
No change since April 2007